Althea

Althea

Fri Oct 20 8:36 2017 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 1855.3nm (3358.1km)
Weather: cloudy, SSE 1.5m swell, 15-18SE

on their way under headsail at the moment but soon to raise the main and put the pedal to the metal.

Thu Jul 6 12:50 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 408.3nm (739km)
Avg: 5.3knts
24hr: 127nm
Weather: E 20 90%cc

yellowfin tuna 4 dinner, 55mi to Port Moresby, all is well

Mon Jul 3 7:41 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 308.1nm (557.7km)
Avg: 4.3knts
24hr: 102.7nm
Weather: 0%cc, ESE15

AWOB

Fri Jun 30 7:41 2017 NZST
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 505.7nm (915.3km)
Avg: 7.1knts
24hr: 169.3nm
Weather: 50%cc, SE22

all well on board

Looks like you are making good progress and are about half way there. Great to see. xx
Tue Jun 27 8:00 2017 NZST
Run: 304.7nm (551.5km)
Weather: ESE 16 kts. 20 %cc [h] 325 T [sp] 6kts

headed to Port Moresby all is well

Mon Jun 5 8:01 2017 NZST
Run: 222.4nm (402.5km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 111.3nm
Weather: beautiful day

Actually not quite in Noumea but 2nm SW of Amadee Light. There is a holiday in New Cal today so check in will not be until tomorrow.

Sat Jun 3 8:04 2017 NZST
Speed: 6.4knts
Run: 112.2nm (203.1km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 109.8nm
Weather: sw15,

190 to New Cal. a nice beam reach out of the squalls

Fri Jun 2 7:33 2017 NZST
Speed: 5knts
Run: 156.8nm (283.8km)
Avg: 6.7knts
24hr: 161.3nm
Weather: 18NW

ruff nite with squalls but OK now at coffee time

Thu Jun 1 8:13 2017 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Run: 414.5nm (750.2km)
Weather: 5N

all well.They could actually hear us today as radio conditions were much better

Fri Nov 4 8:31 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5msknts
Run: 76.1nm (137.7km)
Avg: 3.2knts
24hr: 76.2nm
Weather: SW8-10, 100%cc, light sq, lumpy seas

looking forward to being at Marsden Cove Sunday

Thu Nov 3 8:45 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4knts
Weather: SW 20kts

moderately rough seas, rainy, all well on board=20

Thu Nov 3 8:33 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 140.5nm (254.3km)
Avg: 5.9knts
24hr: 140.9nm
Weather: 25SW, moderate seas

thanks to Pigrim for the relay as they are in my skip

Wed Nov 2 8:37 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 128.8nm (233.1km)
Avg: 5.4knts
24hr: 129.4nm
Weather: 8Kn,

all well. Sat pm eta at Marsden Cove

Tue Nov 1 10:03 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3.5knts
Weather: SE 8kts

fixed raw water pump/469 mi to Marsden.frazzled all is well

Tue Nov 1 8:44 2016 NZDT
Run: 114.2nm (206.7km)
Avg: 4.8knts
24hr: 114.5nm

raw water pump overheated & damaged, attempting to re-build. 480 mi to Marsden cove

Tue Nov 1 8:24 2016 NZDT
Speed: 3knts
Weather: 10-15 kts S-SE

moderate, 20% cloud cover, engine overheated & died

Mon Oct 31 8:47 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5knts
Run: 119.9nm (217km)
Avg: 5knts
24hr: 119.8nm
Weather: calm, flat seas, 60%cc,

563 to Opua

Sun Oct 30 8:45 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 247.4nm (447.8km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 123.4nm
Weather: SE12-15, 1m swell

steady progress

Fri Oct 28 8:39 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5knts
Run: 111nm (200.9km)
Avg: 4.6knts
24hr: 110.8nm
Weather: 100%cc, light seas,

863 to go, but who is counting

Thu Oct 27 8:36 2016 NZDT
Speed: 5.5msknts
Run: 118.8nm (215km)
Avg: 4.9knts
24hr: 118.6nm
Weather: sse15, 1m swell, 35%cc

all well

Wed Oct 26 8:34 2016 NZDT
Speed: 6knts
Run: 100.6nm (182.1km)
Avg: 4.2knts
24hr: 101nm
Weather: sse10-12, 1m S swell, 30%cc

steady progress, all well

Tue Oct 25 8:40 2016 NZDT
Speed: 4.5knts
Run: 109.7nm (198.6km)
Weather: SSE 8-12, 1m seas

light copy on Larry

Wed Sep 7 2:12 2016 NZST
Speed: n/aknts
Weather: E/NE 6kts

beautiful sail,calm anchorage,whales napping=20 =20=20

Fri Sep 2 8:00 2016 NZST
Weather: 85%cc, SSE12-15,

rolly in these conditions so moving today.

Wed Aug 31 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 22.2nm (40.2km)
Weather: calm, 80%cc, shwr last night

crystal clear water and they have been around the reef, socializing with fisherman and having a great stay. Amazingly good conditions to be able to stay so long in Kalefesia. Looking at moving on tomorrow.

Mon Aug 29 8:00 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.4knts
Run: 19.9nm (36km)
Weather: e to NE 15

heading to Kalefesia in the mid Hapaais and will arrive 3pm

Fri Jul 29 13:01 2016 NZST

At Big Mamas at Pangaimotu for a week before heading north. Arrived yesterday.

Good radio signal Larry. Big Mamas is so cool especially when a crowd shows up later on. Enjoy, say hi to Anna aka Big Mama and Bessie, behind the bar. We love those folks, they are very real. Enjoy Tonga, we are still in Whangarei but might get out of jail soon. Will advise. Do you have any radio schedules you are participating in? Cheers
Thu Jul 28 7:35 2016 NZST
Run: 90nm (162.9km)
Avg: 3.7knts
24hr: 89.9nm
Weather: ESE 8-10, 20%cc

10m SE away from Tongatapu actually and will be checking in soon

Wed Jul 27 7:33 2016 NZST
Speed: 4.7knts
Run: 216.9nm (392.6km)
Weather: 50%cc, E10-12, 1mE

will arrive late tonight so may hove to and check in tomorrow

Fri Jul 22 7:54 2016 NZST
Run: 4.7nm (8.5km)
Weather: E5, 20%cc

here for a few more says to await south quadrant winds to get to Tonga. Currently the only boat in N Minerva

Wed Jul 20 7:31 2016 NZST
Run: 122.8nm (222.3km)
Avg: 5.1knts
24hr: 123nm
Weather: 1m S swell, calm wind, 100%cc, slight sea

waiting outside the pass at N Minerva reef

Tue Jul 19 7:34 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.2knts
Run: 138.3nm (250.3km)
Avg: 5.8knts
24hr: 138.4nm
Weather: 100%cc, light rain, 1.5conf. seas, 8-10se

may stop at Minerva as they will be there tomorrow morning

Mon Jul 18 7:35 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Run: 299.6nm (542.3km)
Avg: 7knts
24hr: 167.7nm
Weather: 18SW

all is well onboard. great radio signal

Sat Jul 16 19:09 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Weather: SW 20kts

all is well

Sat Jul 16 12:43 2016 NZST

sqally so hove to

Sat Jul 16 8:12 2016 NZST
Speed: n/aknts
Weather: 32kts out of W

all is well,heard TalulahRuby&Part ofGHR

Sat Jul 16 8:04 2016 NZST
Run: 225.8nm (408.7km)
Weather: in the front with winds to 50kts

hove to until conditions improve

Thu Jul 14 18:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Weather: 30kts out of S

could be better

Thu Jul 14 7:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 6knts
Weather: 30kts out of north

sporty sail & all is well

Wed Jul 13 11:39 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.4knts
Weather: 15 SE

underway to Tonga. All I well.

Tue Jul 12 21:42 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.4knts
Weather: 15 SE

underway to Tonga. All I well.

Tue Jul 12 18:36 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.4knts
Weather: 15 SE

underway to Tonga. All I well.

Thu Jun 23 20:30 2016 NZST
Speed: n/aknts
Weather: n/a

at Riverside Marina.Battery issue fixed. Waiting4weatherWindow

Thu Jun 16 7:45 2016 NZST
Speed: 6.5knts
Weather: 18-22 SSW

headed back to Whangarei for repairs

Wed Jun 15 19:41 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.1knts
Run: 52.3nm (94.7km)

Position at 1700 via Whistler. Returning to Whangarei.

Wed Jun 15 7:03 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Weather: calm

no engine,start battery flat, working on charging solution

Tue Jun 14 17:34 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.8knts
Run: 141.2nm (255.6km)
Weather: SE 6

all is well

Mon Jun 13 16:04 2016 NZST
Speed: 5.3knts
Weather: 18kts out of SSE

underway to Tonga

Tue Jun 7 9:47 2016 NZST
Speed: 0knts
Run: 40.6nm (73.5km)
Avg: 24.4knts
24hr: 584.5nm
Weather: 20-30

in a rolly slip at Marsden Cove Marina

Tue Jun 7 8:07 2016 NZST
Run: 0.1nm (0.2km)
Weather: 20kts gusting to 28kts

We are newbies to YIT. Yesterday's status was submitted on our MacBook. I just downloaded the YIT app to the iPad and am impressed with the set-up and the user friendly format. I'm assuming that we will be able to use this app while underway in the same way we use Earthmate via Delorme. If you have info about this I'd appreciate feedback.

Mon Jun 6 18:57 2016 NZST

We are in Marsden Cove Marina waiting for the next weather window. Auto pilot failed between Riverside Marina and Marsden. We cancelled our appointment with customs to clear out and did a sea-trial instead. Auto-pilot worked perfectly so we cleared out of NZ the next day. Got as far as Urquardts and it failed again. Threw a hook down, spent the night and returned to Marsden to clear back into the country. Lee & Bruce are so cool and laid back. Hired Scott from Empowered to do a sea-trial. We went through all the settings and re-calibrated for the southern hemisphere. Making lots of soup and herbal tea and playing scrabble. When we started cruising Larry was a beginner at Scrabble. Since we have been in NZ he has become a force to be reckoned with! It's bitter cold here, but you already knew that...that's why you left! Looking forward to seeing you in warmer temps.

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